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UK profitability | German wages impact global economy | Attract target markets to your company website

UK profitability lifts economy

British companies are more profitable than ever, according to the latest report from the Office for National Statistics.

The overall rate of return in 2014 was at its highest level for two decades. The services sector, which makes up the majority of our economy and accounts for 78 per cent of GDP, hit 16.7 per cent profitability last year – the highest result on record.

Moving forward, this means Britain could become the most profitable company base in Europe – which is highly promising news for the UK economy as profitability is a fundamental measure of success, and prosperous businesses are at the core of continued economic growth.


Increase in German wages likely to benefit UK traders

Wages in Germany are set to rise 3.5 per cent in 2015, the biggest increase since the early 1990s. Click here to read more.

This development is promising for British companies doing business with Germany: higher wages are likely to lead to escalated consumer spending and additional import activity. Every tenth foreign company in Germany is British, so although the German market is highly competitive British businesses have a leading edge.

Further, given that Germany is home to the largest economy and consumer market in Europe – fourth largest globally – the wage increase may contribute to a general upturn in the Eurozone and thus the global economy. largest trading partner in the Middle East.


Attract the right target market to your website or online store

When it comes to trading internationally, it’s more important than ever to have a strong online business strategy: 3 billion people around the world have access to the internet and the average user spends 4.5 hours a day online.

To support you in reaching and engaging with the right target market through your website or e-commerce store we’ve put together an overview guide. In five straightforward steps we explain how doing the right research, selecting targeted keywords, making the most of your content and bearing in mind your audience’s requirements can help your business succeed in markets beyond the UK.


Thursday 16 April 2015

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